23 Aug 2006
Manchester - the football and music connection 
From mdmarchive.co.uk:

The Manchester District Music Archive is working with Manchester City FC on a proposed exhibition that will explore the relationship between the city's two major loves: football and music. The exhibition will open late September and will feature a range of exciting artefacts including Stone Roses and Oasis rarities, alongside footage of City greats talking about their favourite music.

We would love to hear from anyone who has any relevant stories or artefacts. Perhaps you've seen a gig at Maine Road or watched games with a well-known Manchester musician...

Email info@mdmarchive.co.uk with your stories, scans and photos.

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Biting Tongues

In the grey days of late 1970s post-punk Manchester, youth culture was a serious affair: every musical performance was measured mostly by the conviction of its delivery. The term 'New Wave' opened up free vistas where acquired skills could once again be exercised after punk's monochrome blur. It could be applied to anything from a James 'Blood' Ulmer record to the latest Throbbing Gristle release, Magazine to Swell Maps. Move outside that terrain into Sun Ra, Parliament, Frank Sinatra and Martin Denny, and your options were suddenly without limit...

Then came Tony Wilson's Factory Club (at the Russell Club in Hulme) offering an open invitation to experiment that was taken up when Ken Hollings, Howard Walmsley, Eddie Sherwood and a few others decided to make some noise to accompany their 16mm silent epic Biting Tongues. A further performance followed a few weeks later, when Colin Seddon and Graham Massey disbanded their Post Natals project and joined up. The film itself, a flashing series of negative images, became a memory; the name remained.

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